Who doesn’t want whiter teeth right?
Well what if i told you that you can whiten your teeth and not pay the hundreds that it costs at the dentist, or even half of what those pricey kits cost at the stores.
I’m going to let you in on a little secret of mine…. years ago i used to work at a dental office and so i had the luck of getting my teeth whitened there. I worked there for quite some time so of course i got used to having pearly whites.
After I stopped working there and thanks to my diet. Because if it can stain your teeth then I love to eat it. 🙂 You guessed it I love tomatoes and tomato sauce, wine and I would never even dream of not having my coffee. My teeth started yellowing. It was on a picture of me that I saw just how yellow they were. So I started thinking. .. what could i do to get my teeth whiter? Being a stay at home mom the was no way I could afford the prices of those whitening kits at the store.
This is where my secret comes in to play… and where you should get something to write on. Go ahead I’ll wait… got it, great! Here’s what you need…
1) a mouth guard. I got mine in the sports department for only a couple dollars.
2) hydrogen peroxide. Found in the first aid section. I got a big bottle for 99 cents.
3) baking soda. You can find it in the baking section usually with the sugar.
That’s it just those three ingredients.
First you are going to read the instructions that come with the mouth guard. This is going to insure that you get a great fit. And please please please please follow the directions. This will prevent any accidents.
Now for the mixture. Take two parts baking soda and one part hydrogen peroxide and start mixing. When you get a toothpaste consistency you can stop. Now fill the mouth guard, but not all the way to the top. Leave a little bit of room because when you place it in your mouth and bite down the mix will squish up to cover your teeth. (If you fill the mouth guard too much then the mix will get on your gums and it may cause you to get gum sensitivity.)
I usually leave mine in for fifteen minutes. If you want to do a little longer try not to go longer than twenty minutes because you don’t want to irritate your gums.
Ok so here’s the fine print… you are not going to get super white teeth overnight. The first time I tried it, it took about two weeks (which is how long the store bought kits take anyway)to get the whiteness I wanted. Now I can touch it up in only a week.
I hope you try it & share your results with me 🙂
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